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308w ago - Recently it was reported that Sony patented software-based PS2 emulation technology. This got users excited who own 80GB, 40GB and 160GB PS3 consoles without backwards compatability.

Although the article speculated that the upcoming PS3 slim may utilize this technology, today a German Web site has supposedly gained comment from a Sony employee, to quote:

This brings us to the German Web site Demo News, which claims to have gained comment from a Sony employee stating that full backwards compatibility is coming to US PS3's as a firmware update in the "next few weeks."

If this rumor is true, it will make many newer PS3 console owners very happy indeed!

Rumor: Full PS3 Backwards Compatibility Only Weeks Away?

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#15 - yogurt - 308w ago
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I sure wish they don't take their sweet time releasing this. When the Ps3 was announced and they mentioned backwards compatibility, everybody was excited to get it for the sole reason that they get to enjoy their prized ps2 games and i mean a whole lot. Sad thing was not all got to utilize this because of other factors like region compatibility and such. Hope that gets changed when they release this. Imagine having to classic ps2 games on your next gen console. If they really want to catch up to Wii IMO.

Regardless if this would either be downloaded thru PStore or thru discs it doesn't matter everybody just wants this badly.

#14 - hmmmmmmmm - 308w ago
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"get inside of me" ROFL

#13 - semitope - 308w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by lostrophet View Post
I really hope that it's true... I still have some great PS2 classics which haven't been played in a looooong while *goes digging in dusty closets*

I find your reaction that they have to be hackable a bit exagerated... you can buy PS2 games very cheap, and if rumor will prove itself true, sony will most likely put it's top titles on PSN for download at reasonable price.


I can't

This will be just more business for sony. I dont see many people opting for ps2 games for purchase on a ps3 instead of some of the cheaper ps3 games but there are the old great ps2 games that some may want to play.

Since this site is mainly about doing things a console isnt mainly intended for i am hoping this introduces some method of hacking the ps3 and yes i hope it can play ps2 backups.

Apparently the emotion engine was already emulated in some systems but the graphics synthesizer is the missing hardware.

#12 - FrozenFear - 308w ago
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i dont get it! but how to play ps2 games on ps3 without emotion engine? does that software work without emotion engine if its true.. i say Halaloia

i own new ps3 80 gb 0 backwards but for that news xD

#11 - lostrophet - 308w ago
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I really hope that it's true... I still have some great PS2 classics which haven't been played in a looooong while *goes digging in dusty closets*
Quote Originally Posted by semitope View Post
It better be to load ps2 discs, and it better be hackable to load burnt ps2 discs... or else!

I find your reaction that they have to be hackable a bit exagerated... you can buy PS2 games very cheap, and if rumor will prove itself true, sony will most likely put it's top titles on PSN for download at reasonable price.

#10 - Daxbau - 308w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by victorinox View Post
i think the thing people keep forgetting is, how good this system actually is, what will it mean, how many of them will work, etc =P

i mean if its near 100% thats good, if its around 30 or so, a tad lack luster


I think the article about the patent said the new method was aiming and could deliver 100% backwards compatibility, fingers crossed it works and they release it soon!

#9 - semitope - 308w ago
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It better be to load ps2 discs, and it better be hackable to load burnt ps2 discs... or else!

#8 - gtxboyracer - 308w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by rickylyh View Post
but it may be for PSN to start selling PS2 games, not the load ps2 disc on ps3...


If they are going to do one, they will be doing the other. Meaning, playing local PS2 Game Discs as well as downloaded off the Playstation Store.

#7 - rickylyh - 308w ago
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but it may be for PSN to start selling PS2 games, not the load ps2 disc on ps3...

#6 - PS4 News - 308w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by semitope View Post
Its DemoNews (DEMO news) not demon news :P. Hope this is true.

Fixed the typo.. nice catch and +Rep!